It will be a hard act to follow, but the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has today announced the interim replacement for Sian Fisher in the role of CEO.
Jonathan Clark will take the position with immediate effect – building on his past work as president of both the CII and the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters. He was also a CII treasurer from 2003-2007, so boasts extensive sector expertise, as well as a strong understanding of the institute itself.
The move comes after Fisher took the decision to step down in October last year after more than six years at the helm. She will stay with the organisation until March 31.
“I am pleased to announce Jonathan’s appointment as interim CEO,” she said. “His exceptional history and experience with our organisation, coupled with his extensive sector expertise, will enable Jonathan to step easily into the interim role, providing continuity during 2022. I look forward to working with Jonathan and the Board to ensure a smooth and orderly transition.”
Her enthusiasm was matched by CII chair Dr Helen Phillips who noted her own pleasure at the addition.
“This is a significant year for the CII as we transition to a new permanent CEO who will take forward the board’s refreshed strategy and next five-year plan, following our recent Shaping the future together consultation,” she said. “Ensuring continuity is important and Jonathan is uniquely placed to deliver that interim stewardship, as the CII continues to provide the support and services our members need to thrive professionally in our fast-changing world.”
Meanwhile, Clark himself noted that he was “honoured” to accept the position, revealing he will stay with the CII until the permanent CEO is in place.
“I am deeply committed to the insurance and personal finance profession and believe professional development is central to supporting our valued members as they serve the public day in, day out,” he said.